Bellamy’s Cardiff return near to completion

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has explained the reasons behind Craig Bellamy’s imminent transfer to his hometown club Cardiff City.

“He is 33 and has travelled around the country all his life, so there are compassionate reasons. We will look at it but we will wish him all the best and move forward”, explained Rodgers.

“I had a really good meeting with Craig before I moved up here. He is a big Liverpool supporter but I also understand his thinking.”

Bellamy, who has played for nine different clubs across Britain in his career, spent a season on loan at Cardiff prior to returning to Liverpool last summer. He previously played for Liverpool from 2006 to 2007 under Rafa Benitez.

Bellamy made 27 league appearances last season, the same number as in his first stint at Anfield. In total, across the two spells, he has made 79 appearances, scoring 18 goals.

Despite interest from his former boss Mark Hughes at QPR, Bellamy is reported to be returning to Cardiff and dramatically dropping his wages in order to do so.

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